“These seemingly interconnected stories are about women: a daughter molested by a father, a mother, the daughter grown up and become a mother. Usually no names are given, and when they are they don’t matter much.  What matters is the prose: pared down but rich, dense, fevered, exactly right and even eerily beautiful.”

                                                            — John Ashbery


National Book Award Finalist

“Christine Schutt conveys real truths about childhood and longing. She is truly a gifted writer.”

— George Saunders

A Day, A Night, Another Day, Summer

“This new book of stories confirms Christine Schutt’s brilliant reputation as an important American writer.”

                                       — David Means




Pulitzer Prize Finalist

“A bold, sharp story about teenage girls, class and illness, about those moments when we achieve the miracle of human connection and those when we don’t.”

                                             — The New York Times Book Review



“A devastating story of young love, old love, and no love, written with a razor, it would seem, on living skin.”

                                             — Sam Lipsyte, The New Yorker (Best Books of 2012)









Pure Hollywood is pure gold. In tales of rare wit and verve, Christine Schutt leads us into the lives of her perfectly drawn characters--couples young and old, children, skinny men, charming women--and dances on masterful prose through gardens, alcohol (often too much), luxurious homes, and resort vacation spots. Come for the art of her exquisitely weird writing and stay for the human drama.”

                                             — Ottessa Moshfegh